Review 2 for Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Good keyboard but not for everyone
PostedFebruary 26, 2014
The keyboard has a very solid feel and I really like the full size of the keyboard with its number keypad. I also like the tactile feel of the keys and the clicking sound of the mechanical switches. However, my wife hates it because of the the afore mentioned keyboard clicking - which I love.
Review 3 for Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Great keyboard, but does't last long
PostedFebruary 5, 2014
I've been crazy enough to go through four of these keyboards over the years, and honestly, I've had enough. While they are good, they always fail after about 1-3 years, after the warranty is out. My first two had the letters wear off, which they improved with later models. My third keyboard had some keys stop functioning. Now my fourth keyboard, bought a few years ago, will not work at all (just the Shift Lock key lights up, nothing more).
For what I have paid for these keyboards, I would expect this to last for many years, but they have not. I will not spend another $100+ on poor durability. Goodbye Matias, forever!
Review 4 for Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedDecember 4, 2013
Yes, it is the absolute best keyboard I have ever used!!! I have a heavy touch and really like the feel of the Pro Keyboard 4.0. My previous keyboard: DasKeyboard, was considerably more expensive and does not compare to this one. For some reason I cannot explain, my typing is now almost error free, a considerable improvement. I would give this keyboard a 10 star rating if I could. Try it, you will like it.
Pros: Quality, Durability, touch feel
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Age: Over 65
Owned Product: less than a month
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Review 5 for Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Feels Great, but E-key Died After 1 Month of Use.
PostedFebruary 26, 2013
I love the feel of the keyboard. The tactile feedback when typing is great. It does remind me of my original Apple Extended Keyboard from the days of my ADB Macs. The noise of the keyboard clicks is nice too, unless you're typing late at night.
For the first month, I thought that this was a great keyboard. I was happy until the E-key died. This keyboard is too expensive for a key to have died after less than a single month of use.
I am working to get a replacement keyboard, but at the moment, I am a frustrated typist since I've had to go back to my Apple keyboard.
Pros: great tactile feedback
Response from Other World ComputingMarketingFebruary 27, 2013
Your experience definitely isn't typical encountering a non-functional key on these keyboards. The product does come with a 1 Year Warranty directly through Matias and they're usually quite expedient with warranty repairs and replacements. You can contact them directly at 1-888-663-4263 if you haven't already done so.
Review 7 for Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Great keyboard - should have bought one sooner
PostedMarch 30, 2012
The last mechanical keyboard I owned was an old Apple Extended II - and that was a long time ago. Since then, I've spent over a decade using the mediocre Apple keyboards (all rubber dome) that followed it. I held off on buying another mechanical keyboard for a long time before I finally caved in. I'm very happy I finally did.
Overall, the keyboard feels great. I'm already typing with far more accuracy than I was able to with the slim aluminum keyboard that came with my Mac Pro. I love these ALPS switches! The TP3 is built like a TANK and feels like it will last for years. The 3 downstream USB ports on the keyboard are very welcome. The extended characters printed on the alpha keys are a nice touch.
Being a tactile mechanical keyboard, the keys are noisy, especially when bottoming out. But I fully expected this prior to buying it, so it's not a deal breaker.
Perhaps my only complaints (very minor) are:
1. The Option keys are rather small (normal key size) and take getting used to.
2. Several Apple-specific F-key shortcuts (such as Expose, Dashboard, media transport controls) are completely missing. And since there is no second function (Fn) key, I don't think there's a way to map them as secondary functions on the F-keys. Strangely, they left the old classic OS "Help" key in the middle cluster on this board, which doesn't seem to do anything in OS X. So why not put an "Fn" key in its place?
3. Matias should consider adding Eject key functionality to their Windows driver. If Apple has been able to do this on their own keyboards using their Boot Camp drivers, I can't see why it cannot be done here.
In summary, I highly recommend this keyboard to any Mac user that does a lot of typing, as long as they're fine with the noise it generates. There's not a lot of high-quality keyboard options for Mac users and Matias seems to do the best job out of the very few that are available.
Pros: Quality, Durability, overall feel
Cons: loud (but expected), missing f-key shortcuts present on apple keyboards
Review 8 for Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
The Best--Particularly if you come from the PC World
PostedDecember 3, 2011
What is it with dedicated Mac keyboards? Typically the best of them are like a bad laptop. Maybe it is because Mac users come from the visual world, or today's Mac user never learned to properly type. Well, I'm a graphic designer, studied industrial design and also am a writer and a fast typist. If you are used to a "proper" keyboard--one with key travel, and one you can type on, this is it. Will probably outlast your Mac, and maybe even you. It is everything they say it is. When the package arrived, I had mine installed in about 2 minutes. I'm a 100 WPM typer, and you CANNOT do that on a typical "sleek and sexy" Apple keyboard, or many similar low profile keyboards. If you complain about typical Mac keyboards, this will be the last keyboard you ever need. I installed mine on a Mac Pro tower.
Pros: Quality, Durability
Cons: corded not wireless
I would recommend this to a friend!
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